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Switch hacker makes beautiful custom themes, complete with animations

A hacker called JBGBeats, known within the homebrew scene as NSX, made a series of beautiful home screens for the Nintendo Switch. Unlike the Nintendo 3DS, the Switch has yet to receive customized home screens. As a result, hackers like NSX have filled the void. His themes are inspired from a variety of sources like…

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 players can’t get over how villagers poop

As the name implies, Dragon Quest Builders 2 allows players to develop locales through the use of a crafting system. You break resources down, and then use those materials to build other, grander things — for yourself, but also for villagers that you recruit onto your lands. Villagers will make requests for specific things, and…

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Mario Maker 2 is the perfect game for the age of YouTube and Twitch

Unless you’ve been hiding inside a warp pipe, you’ve probably noticed that clips of Super Mario Maker 2 are taking over the internet. It seems like every day, there’s a handful of new videos or screenshots showcasing platforming shenanigans in Nintendo’s latest Mario game. Just this week, there was that footage of a player miraculously…

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Sigma goes live on Overwatch test servers today — here’s the new tank’s kit

Hero 31, Sigma, has arrived on the Overwatch test realm, meaning that PC players can now test out the new tank. Sigma is a scientist whose experiments gave him both potent gravity-based powers and serious psychological damage. After being locked away, Talon has freed him and now use him as a weapon. Sigma is a…

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Outer Wilds became a GOTY contender by trusting the player

Developer Mobius Digital has been working on space exploration puzzle adventure Outer Wilds for the past seven years, but it’s pure chance that it came out at roughly the same time as the Apollo moon landing’s 50th anniversary. “It’s a wonderful coincidence,” says level designer and producer Loan Verneau. “It feels appropriate.” Outer Wilds is…

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Pokémon Go update adds Team Rocket Stops, plus new Shadow Pokémon to capture

A new update to Pokémon Go has Team Rocket grunts popping up at Pokéstops to battle trainers. Team Rocket grunts will battle you at a Pokéstop, similarly to how you can battle team leaders. If you win, they’ll run off and leave their Shadow Pokémon behind. From there, you can catch the Pokémon with Premier…

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Bungie speaks about adding old and new to Destiny 2

With every new Destiny 2 release, Bungie tends to mix a bit of the original Destiny back into Destiny 2. Usually that comes in the form of a beloved Exotic from the past, but Shadowkeep is bringing back an entire location for the first time. Balancing when to keep things fresh in Destiny 2 and…

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Fortnite’s Storm Scout Sniper shows players the next circle location

The circle is the one thing in Fortnite that every player is competing against equally. No matter how many shields or guns you have, if you stay in the storm too long, you’re going to lose your health at same speed as anyone else. But, in Fortnite patch v9.41 Epic is giving players with a…

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Pokémon Go update adds Team Rocket, plus new Shadow Pokémon to capture

A new update to Pokémon Go has Team Rocket grunts popping up at Pokéstops to battle trainers. Team Rocket grunts will battle you at a Pokéstop, similarly to how you can battle team leaders. If you win, they’ll run off and leave their Shadow Pokémon behind. From there, you can catch the Pokémon with Premier…

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Twitch Prime members get Fallout 76, Sims 4, of The Last of Us for free

A new promotion at Amazon offers a $15 gift card with a $15 purchase of Fallout 76, The Last of Us Remastered, and The Sims 4. It’s a little complicated, but you’re essentially getting a free game — provided you’re planning on buying something at Amazon in the next few months of course. This new…

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